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Monday, 07 July 2014 08:01

Seizing opportunity

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Matt-Hopkins.jpgI survived the LSAT and even made it to Western University, but I had no idea the real challenge would be securing an articling position in the aftermath of a global economic recession. It has been called the “articling crisis,” though in every crisis lies opportunity and the future is bright.
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Monday, 09 June 2014 08:00

Link in to law through social media

Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock
It is hard to believe 10 months of articling have come and gone. With that comes the end of this series of articles about articling.
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Monday, 31 March 2014 08:00

Ab Initio: That 3L moment

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgI’ve recently found myself reminiscing for a simpler time in life — a period when responsibility wasn’t as great, decisions had less impact, and life just didn’t seem so darn complicated. This nostalgia was prompted by what I’m calling the “3L crisis.”
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_March_LawJobExchangescreengrab.jpgSecuring an articling position in Canada is a competitive affair, but a new web site aims to ease the pressure through collaboration.
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Monday, 24 February 2014 08:02

The Evolution of Legal Education

Illustration: Sebastien Thibault
Illustration: Sebastien Thibault
Students enrolled in Lakehead University’s new law program will be able to practise law after completing just three years of law school. No need to article for a year or complete Ontario’s experimental law practice programs.
Published in 4Students Cover Story
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:01

Tuition v. salary

Illustration: Ian Phillips
Illustration: Ian Phillips
A prospective law school student has many options in Canada.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:00

Alternative routes

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_February_Alt-Careers-shutterstock_14.jpgBay Street law firm jobs may be hard to come by, but there might be other places that will let you keep your foot in the legal door once you’re called to the bar or otherwise “between positions.”
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:01

Q & A with Gail Wong

Gail Wong, director of McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s student program for the Ontario region, talks to 4Students assistant editor Zachary Pedersen about how the law firm recruits new talent.
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Monday, 24 February 2014 08:01

Licensing version 2.0

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_February_NewLLP-shutterstock_1038982.jpgUntil now, all Ontario lawyers had to complete the traditional articling process before being called to the bar. But last November, the Law Society of
Upper Canada announced it would be running the law practice program, a pilot project intended to give aspiring lawyers an alternative pathway to the Ontario bar.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_February_shutterstock_101843929.jpgOntario common law students taking on an articling position or participating in the new law practice program have been served a $4,860 bill to get licensed to practise law.
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